Music News


The Canadian invasion continues. As beleaguered United States of Americans feverishly build a wall to protect ourselves from our freeloading, funny-talking neighbors to the north, Malajube amasses an arsenal of prismatic guitar riffs, irrepressible synth licks and infernally catchy tunes that get inside our heads and cause us to smile without due cause. This Québécois outfit perversely mates balls-out dance-punk workouts and cacophonous frenzies with lilting choruses and sweet, hummable melodies as infectious as bird flu. To make matters worse, where other confessed members of this international noise conspiracy placate us by speaking American, the ne'er-do-wells of Malajube brazenly and cheekily refuse to speak our language -- sticking instead to some kind of French-Canadian mumbo jumbo. While we admit we're not exactly sure what the sonic terrorists are saying, we're pretty certain they're talking about stealing our jobs and our women. Trouble is, we're having so much damn fun dancing and singing along that we can't bring ourselves to fight back.
KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Eryc Eyl
Contact: Eryc Eyl